The HP Probook 250 G6 is an impressive 15.6 inch office system that would not easily break your bank. It’s available for around 600 dollars and you will get of Intel Core I5 7th generation processor, 8GB RAM, and 128GB SSD. This is going to be the cheapest model available from Probook model. HP seems wants to be serious on taking lower end market with this system. A good comparison for this laptop is Acer Aspire 3 that promises similar specification and same price range. However, HP seems better here on handling the specification and all of stuff than Acer.
By seeing the price range itself, then you probably know there would be some flaws to talk about it. I have checked many of important sectors and I think the only thing worth mentioning here is the screen resolution which is still HD. People that coming from full HD screen would find it as tough choice as the different is so big here for quality. I think its worth for us to take look inside and see how it’s comparable with similar devices. That is what we are going to talk about here. Without further ado, let’s we jump into the article.
Design and Impression
In term of design, the overall case is pretty similar on what we see on HP 255 G6. The entire chassis houses of plastic material that covered in black finishing. The look is not going to make you shame you at all on carrying and seeing it around to your friends. HP adds a pretty impressive finishing in covering its plastic material. The base and upper unit show a great transition and I am not seeing a big gap here. The build quality is top notch although the lower side area is not so tight in my opinion. The thing is perfect if HP adds of tighter lower base here.
Move into its left and right sides area, then we would see of good ports placement that included of USB 3.0 and USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, micro SD slot, Ethernet, VGA, power supply for charging the battery and Kensington lock. The USB type-C port is missing here which is normal for this price range. Most of ports are placed at left side which is good for a left handed person like me. For system maintaining, sadly HP does not provide us any maintenance hatch and means you have to open the entire back cover for upgrading the hardware.back to menu ↑
Display and Input
The 15.6 inch TN panel is a common choice here and it features of 1366 x768 resolution. I measure the panel with Colorimeter and it produces of 59 percent of SRGB color and getting of 178 nits for brightness. The color accuracy is quite accurate, but sadly the brightness is pretty low and making it as very dark display. The flickering is started to notice below 90 percent brightness level, but thankfully it does not look so annoying during my usage. For outdoor usage, however you must put the brightness into highest level or you would not seeing anything here. The overall quality is good although few things are noticeable as bad.
As for the input devices, I think the keyboard is pretty okay here. The keys stroke and travel distant are okay, but sadly the keys sizes are quite small as the result of numpad area here. It forces HP for making the keys smaller here in order to put the numpad. Typing in long duration is not a big issue, but keep in mind the sounds making from the typing is quite loud and sometimes distract of my concentration especially in not quite environment.
|HP Probook 250 G6||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel Kaby Lake Core I5-7200U 2.5 GHz|
|Graphics||Intel HD Integrated Card|
|OS||Windows 10 Pro|
|Memory||8GB DDR4 Memory|
The hardware specification is a very standard in 2018 and would let you running internet things and doing office without any issue. The Intel Core I5 7200U placed on the inside alongside with 8GB DDR4 RAM, and 128GB SSD. 8GB RAM and availability of SSD storage is great here considering the price range itself. I give my big compliment for HP on adding of SSD rather than HDD that is well known for its slow speed. For the CPU, it has 2.5 GHz clock rate and limited in 15 TDP watts. 15 watts is quite low for this powerful processor where the battery probably should last longer here.
Having an ULV processor featured here making a big impact on battery consumption. The battery is successfully of delivering 7 hours and 45 minutes on my battery test. 7 hours is not that long, but still allowing you to finish everything in a single day before the battery is running out. Users only have to charge it for once or twice in single day and for me is not so bad for this case. The battery life is still better than its older brother that only has 31 Wh battery.back to menu ↑
If you are in very low budget option, then you probably want to take look into Probook 250. The system features of very good specification and also coming with long last battery life. The performance is running smooth like butter moreover with SSD support that improves the overall presentation. The HD resolution is a huge bummer here for anyone searching for multimedia aspects. Well, better taking look into it further and see it works on satisfying your needs. The choice is yours, so feel free to take any consideration here. Feel free on checking our latest article and mind leaving any comment for further assistance regarding the article.